Abstracts

CLASSIFICATION

D. Altshuler, "On the Classification of Judaic Laws in the Antiquities of Josephus and the Temple scroll of Qumran", AJSreview 7-8 (1982-83), 1-14. - The author contests a comparison and suggested historical link made by Yadin between the Temple Scroll and the Antiquities of Josephus, based upon the presence in both of them of topical classification of laws. The classification of Josephus is apologetically motivated, and suggests that God's laws have temporal, not spatial implications; for the Qumran community, by contrast, the presentation of the law emphasises spatial referents of god's presence, implying the eternity of the cult and restoration of the state. (B.S.J.)



 

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